Stigmatising and shaming ex-offenders hampers efforts to reintegrate them into society.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Job seekers at a Walmart hiring event. in 2012 in Altadena, California. Hundreds of applicants showed up for 65 positions that were available.
In April 2017 the IPSP surveyed a representative sample of US adults about what makes a job a good one. Respondents put money and atmosphere first, two very different and complementary criteria.
In this November 2017 photo, unemployed Dave Cherkewski discusses how he was helped by Ontario’s basic income pilot project.
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The cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot not only violates our ethical obligations to participants. It also means forfeiting a valuable research opportunity on income security.
Lacklustre economic activity has rendered millions of South Africans unemployed and poor.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
Thousands marched to demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Can the RBA do anything to address persistently low inflation?
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
Many South African students prefer universities and neglect technical colleges.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
Despite a huge increase in employment, the unemployment rate is unchanged.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
A visiting farmer tends the animals.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
While the federal government promotes the employment of older people through the jobactive network, in practice it’s not working well for them.
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa identifies land reform as critical factor of addressing the country’s economic challenges.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
Patience might be running out for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.
An American suburb.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
Prince Oguguo argues the motion, “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay.”
Grenoble Ecole de Management
In the second article in the Oxford-style debate series “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay”, Prince C. Oguguo argues that Donald Trump’s impact will outlive his presidency.
Disappearing from a high street near you.
A long read on the decimation of British jobcentres – and why it puts the rollout of Universal Credit at risk.
Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley said "about 30%" of homeless people have a job. Is that right?
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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
A study has revealed how former Armed Forces personnel can get ignored and mistreated by an unsympathetic social security system.
Bridge built by CCC workers, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Arkansas.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive relief program that paid young men to plant trees and build parks across the nation. It was money well spent.